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October Meeting - (BACK TO BASICS) - Doing More With Less

Date:  October 12, 2016

Cost:  $25

5:30 PM – Check In

6:00 PM – Dinner

6:30 PM - Presentation


Ivy Tech Stouffer's Building:
2820 N Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208



We’ll meet starting with an unwinding session at 5:30 PM at the Ivy Tech Culinary School on Meridian Street. Adult beverages are available. Dinner will start at 6:00 with the presentation following at 6:30. Parking is available on site.


Douglas F. Zentz

Associate Professor – HVACR Program Coordinator

HVACR Program School of Built Environment College of Engineering Technology

Ferris State University

 Douglas F. Zentz, Associate Professor, is the Program Coordinator for the HVACR Programs within the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for Region V, and past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE. In the field of HVACR, his background includes professional engineering sales for the Trane Company, manager of engineering-design-build for W.J. O’Neil Company in Detroit, and vice-president of engineering for EPPA-Strand Custom Air Handling in Detroit. This experience started in 1980 and continued until his transformation into teaching at Ferris State University in 2003. In the area of teaching, he has taught junior and senior level HVAC Design (primary and secondary systems), Primary Equipment Selection, Commercial Building Heat Gain/ Heat and the senior Capstone Experience. His teaching experiences include development of new curriculum (both in the traditional classroom and fully on-line) and teaching fully on-line courses for over 10 years. He has mentored eight (8) different student groups which have received either a First, Second, or Third place recognition from ASHRAE in the Student Design Competition. He serves on many educational committees and was a member of Fluke Instrument’s Advisory Board on IAQ. Evening Presentation: “Doing More with Less”

Water based systems have a long history of use in HVAC and provide many benefits; however, most of these systems are still being used as they were over 60 years ago.  Water has a high affinity for energy and we should be using it in a much wiser fashion.  This presentation will illustrate how to use water based systems to transfer energy more efficiently, save operational expense, help control systems operate with greater ease, and open other benefits to the overall building design and operation.


  1. Introduction
  2. Review the properties of water and energy transfer
  3. Review of control valve operation
  4. Review hydronic pump operation
  5. Illustrate the differences of low delta systems verse higher delta systems
  6. Illustrate other benefits due to changes in supply and return water temperatures

 Reservations due by October7 th

Option-1: Website registration – Go to www.indyashrae.org set up your login name and password then go to the event calendar, just below the top banner. Go to the month of the meeting and follow the easy steps to register for the meeting. You can also prepay with your credit card or Paypal account.

Option-3: E-mail or call Kris Stewart: kstewart@hydstm.com 317-577-8326, stating your name, company, the number of reservations required, and your phone number.

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